What is a cookie?
Cookies are tiny text files that are saved on your device when you visit certain websites, applications, or web services in general (collectively called "websites"). Each time you visit, your browser sends cookies to websites to allow them to remember various information, such as your preferences. Cookies on your computer can be deleted, but this may prevent you from using certain parts of our websites.
Types of cookies
Proprietary and third-party cookies: Our websites use proprietary and third-party cookies. This distinction refers to the domain that installs the cookie on your device. Proprietary cookies are installed by the website you are visiting (e.g., cookies installed by GearboxSoftware.com). Third-party cookies are installed by a different domain than the Internet site the user is visiting. If a user visits a site and a third-party entity installs a cookie on the user's device through the visited site, the cookie is considered a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookies themselves. They are activated each time the user visits the site that installed the cookies themselves.
Session cookies: These cookies allow the operators of the sites visited to link a user's actions during a browsing session. The browsing session begins when a user opens the browser window and ends when the user closes the browser window. Session cookies are temporary. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.
What cookies do we use and for what purpose? We use Necessary, Functional and Performance cookies.
Necessary (Essential). These cookies allow you to browse the websites and use essential features, such as secure areas of the websites themselves. Accepting these cookies is necessary to use our websites and services. Without these cookies, it is impossible for us to provide the services you request. We use these cookies for the following purposes: to remember information entered into forms during a browsing session; to recognize that you have logged in to our websites; various security reasons; and to redirect users to specific service applications or servers.
Functional. These cookies are used to provide services or store settings with the goal of improving the quality of your visit. We use these cookies to remember settings you have chosen such as the language or store to use; remember if you have already been asked to fill in a selection; show that you have logged in to our websites; and provide and display embedded video content. Some of these cookies are managed on our behalf by third parties.
Performance and Analytics. These cookies collect information about how you use our sites (e.g., the pages you visited and any problems you encountered). They are used to improve how our websites work, study the interests of our users, and evaluate the effectiveness of our advertisers. We use Performance cookies to process statistics regarding the use of our websites; evaluate the effectiveness of our advertisements, including those embedded on third-party sites; notify our partners that one of our visitors has viewed a site owned by them; identify any errors to improve the functionality of the websites; and test various layouts for our websites.
How to delete and block our cookies from your browser settings
You can delete, block, or disable one or more cookies through your browser settings; read on to find out how. Please note: Disabling certain cookies may affect the functionality of our websites and prevent you from accessing some of their features.
If you want to change your cookie settings, such as after changing your mind about a certain type of cookie you no longer want to accept, you can use your browser settings to remove any third-party cookies recorded on your previous visit.
For more details about cookies, and to find out what cookies have been installed and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Read on to find out how to manage cookies in popular browsers.
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